Manchester United started life without Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 2-0 win away against Villareal to book their spot in the last-16, while Chelsea thumped Juventus 4-0 at Stamford Bridge to seal their progression.
Villareal 0-2 Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo’s excellent goal helped Manchester United begin life after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 2-0 victory over Villarreal on Tuesday and seal their place in the Champions League last 16.
Ronaldo’s splendid lob was then capped by Jadon Sancho’s first United goal at the Ceramica, where caretaker manager Michael Carrick dropped Bruno Fernandes to the bench.
Fernandes was on the pitch for both of United’s goals after being brought on in the 66th minute, but it was Ronaldo who proved the difference again, his instinctive shot in the 78th unlocking a game that looked destined to remain goalless.
After a turbulent few days that saw Solskjaer sacked following Saturday’s humiliating 4-1 defeat by Watford, United were able to calm the storm with a win that leaves them three points clear at the top of Group F.
Chelsea 4-0 Juventus
Chelsea cruised into the Champions League last 16 with an impressive 4-0 thrashing of Italian giants Juventus at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.
Goals from Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner sent Thomas Tuchel’s holders through to the knockout phase and to the top of Group H.
Dynamo Kyiv 1-2 Bayern Munich
Robert Lewandowski scored with a magnificent overhead kick in the snow as Bayern Munich won 2-1 at Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League Tuesday, even with five of their players in quarantine.
Lewandowski put Bayern ahead with a superbly-timed bicycle kick to score for a ninth consecutive Champions League appearance.
With Bayern already through to the last 16 as Group E winners, Kingsley Coman doubled the visitors’ lead before Denys Garmash scored the hosts’ first goal in the competition this season.
In other results:
Barcelona 0–0 Benfica
Young Boys 3–3 Atalanta
Lille 1–0 Salzburg
Sevilla 2–0 Wolfsburg
Malmo FF 1–1 Zenit
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